International Year of Forests 2011

On Feb. 2, 2011 the UN declared this the International Year of Forests. Good idea, we agree! Now, let’s buy, give and plant the next 25,000 trees in Mata Atlantica…

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Celebrating Forests for People

Primary forests account for 36% of forest area.Forests cover 31% of total land area.

Forests cover 31% of total land area.

Welcome to the International Year of Forests, 2011 (Forests 2011) Web site, a global platform to celebrate people’s action to sustainably manage the world’s forests. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

Here, you will find information regarding events being organised throughout the International Year as well as interactive web tools and resources to promote dialogue on forests. Tell us how you plan to celebrate “forests for people” during 2011, so that we may showcase your stories and initiatives through this website.



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